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Man (30s) assaulted in Sligo on Tuesday dies in hospital

Sligo Garda Station

Paul Hyland

A man in his 30s has died following a serious assault in Sligo earlier this week.

The assault took place at Rockwood Parade, Sligo, on Tuesday evening.

The man was treated by emergency services shortly after 6pm for an apparent head injury and was removed to Sligo University Hospital.

He was later transferred to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, after his condition became critical.

Gardaí have confirmed that the victim died from his injuries in the early hours of this morning.

A post mortem will be conducted, the results of which will direct the further course of the investigation.

Gardaí preserved the scene at Rockwood Parade, Sligo and a forensic examination has been conducted.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Any persons who were in the vicinity on Tuesday evening from 5pm to 6.15pm and also any persons who may have camera footage or dash cam footage from the location at the time of the incident to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sligo Garda Station (071) 915 7000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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